I mentioned in a prior post that I am organizing THATCamp SoCal (The Humanities and Technology Camp, Southern California) this September at my campus, Cal State Fullerton. Well, yesterday I hit the “no going back” point — we opened up registration. So, if you live in Southern California, or simply want to visit our gorgeous part of the state, go register for THATCamp SoCal 2012!
I’ll share more about the THATCamp planning process, but for now, everything you ever wanted to know about THATCamp and THATCamp So Cal 2012!
What is THATCamp?
THATCamp is an unconference movement that started at the George Mason University Center for History and New Media, but has spread globally over the last few years. Its motto of “More hack, less yack” pretty much sums up what THATCamp is about: no formal presentations, and no pre-set schedule (read more at http://thatcamp.org/about).
The focus of THATCamp is on innovation, emerging technology, collaboration, active learning, problem solving, and evolving pedagogy.
THATCamp SoCal 2012 Details
The event will be held at the Cal State Fullerton Titan Student Union on Friday and Saturday, September 14-15, 2012. Registration, breakfast, and lunch are all FREE — thanks to sponsorship from my awesome colleagues and partners:
- CSUF Academic Technology Officer Chris Manriquez
- CSUF Dean Angela Della Volpe, College of Humanities & Social Sciences
- CSUF University Librarian Richard Pollard (my boss at the Pollak Library!)
- Occidental College Center for Digital Learning and Research
- UCLA Center for Digital Humanities.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone with energy and an interest in the humanities and technology!
Specific examples might include: professors, teachers, grad and undergrad students, librarians, archivists, programmers and web developers, public historians, and heritage professionals.
How Do You Register?
Hop on to the THATCamp SoCal 2012 website, at http://socal2012.thatcamp.org, and click on the “Register” link. Register soon, because the event is capped at 100 Campers, and we do expect to have to wait-list some people.